Lindsey R. Loucks

Author of Romance and Other Scary Things

#petthecover – Oh, It’s My Cover!

Single tree in field during winter 2

Do I even need to tell you how much I love it? Probably not, but I will anyway.

When I first saw the email from Crescent Moon Press with a subject line that said ‘Grave Winner cover art,’ I stopped breathing. What if I hated it? What if I liked it?  What if I loved it so much I started crying? I’d been waiting for that moment for a long time, after all. I was at work in the school library at the time, and I quickly glanced around to make sure no one would see me open it in case I did cry. Hey, don’t judge. I’m a crier.


I opened the email and gasped. There was Leigh, just like I’d imagined her, sitting on tree roots in a graveyard. It was absolutely perfect. I didn’t cry, probably because I repeated to myself over and over, “Don’t cry. Don’t cry. Don’t cry.” I replied back in all capital letters how much I loved it.


The cover designer is Liliana Sanches, aka the Princess of Shadows. She’s a genius and a wizard. I sent her a gushing thank you through Facebook when I got home from work that day.


I’ve accomplished very little since I saw the cover because I can’t stop staring at it.


Don’t forget to add this to your Goodreads list if creepy YA paranormal fantasy is to your liking! Oh! I guess I should tell you it releases May 15, 2013.


  1. Cool cover. It should make people click on it, or pull it off the shelf to look at. Good luck with this book.

  2. Thank you!

  3. it’s just gorgeous. Fits Leigh and the story so very well. 😀

  4. Oh, I love this cover so hard. From her goth t-shirt to her punk creeper boots. The tree roots. The graveyard, The spider web. Yezzzzz! Love. LOVE!

  5. Hi L,

    The cover is fantastic. Better than I was expecting. I love it. You must be so happy. The girl is a perfect fit for Leigh and the graveyard setting with the moon and the spider’s web is SOOO right. It’s really cool and would make any teenager pick it up and read. I kind of like that we don’t see the girl’s face because we all have an image in our own minds as to how Leigh looks.

    I think your publisher has done a superb job on this. I really hope the book is a big success!

    Kieran 🙂

  6. Completely amazing! This is totally cool.

  7. louckslindsey

    April 1, 2013 at 7:34 pm

    You guys are the best! Thank you!

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